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George Gain

George Gain, one of 330 convicts transported on the Lord Lyndoch, 02 April 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Gain
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 10th November, 1800
Occupation: Grazier
Date of Death: 15th November, 1861
Age: 61 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Edinburgh Court of Justiciary
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Lord Lyndoch
Departure date: 2nd April, 1838
Arrival date: 8th August, 1838
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 329 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 237 (120) Old Parish Records Scotland Victorian BDM records
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Malcolm Gain on 18th February, 2016 wrote:

Married Catherine Wilson Glasgow Scotland 10/12/1819
Ticket of leave granted May 1844 Melbourne Bench, awarded 13/09/1844 No44/2368

D Wong on 20th February, 2016 wrote:

National Records of Scotland:
Precognition against -
George Gain, Age: 36, glass cutter, Address: Maryfield, Portobello, Edinburgh, Origin: Edinburgh.

Trial papers relating to George Gain for the crime of theft by housebreaking. Tried at High Court, Edinburgh.

George Gain, Verdict: Guilty, Verdict Comments: Guilty - art and part, Sentence: Transportation - 7 years. Note: Pannel cannot write.

20/8/1850 The Argus, Melbourne:
Superintendent’s Office,
Melbourne, 28th August, 1850. THE undermentioned persons are hereby reqested to take notice that their wives and families have arrived from Sydney,  and that information respecting them can be obtained at the Government Emigration Depot.

George Gain, supposed to be living at Portland. Wife - Catherine Gain, and 2 children.
For the Superintendent,
EDWARD BELL.

21/2/1852 Geelong Advertiser:
CAUTION, AND £2 REWARD.GEORGE GAIN having absconded from my hired service, on the 8th instant, all parties are hereby cautioned, and anyone giving information that may lead to his apprehension, will be rewarded with the above sum.
CHARLES N. THORNE.

Convict Changes History

Malcolm Gain on 18th February, 2016 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 237 (120) Old Parish Records Scotland Victorian BDM records (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11

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